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. christine o'donnell. ken buck, sharon angle, todd akin and richard murdoch. you add in that the right-leaning gop election for ate has attracted fringy candidates who led at different points. a quick walk down memory lane and revisit these names and faces. donald trump, michelle back mown. rick perry, her maine cain, newt gingrich, rick santorum. what do they have in common? they were leading in the polls. what's your prescription for the primary problem? >> my next endeavor, the nonpaying one, will be to head up the republican main street partnership to give comfort and cover to center right republicans and center left i guess democrats to stand up from the fringe groups on the right and left who have the courage to do the right thing. if governor rendell and i were in charge, we would have fixed this thing. >> thank you, steve la tourette and governor rendell. >> thank you. happy new year. >>> the house got around to voting on an aid package for the victims of hurricane sandy. the conservative club for growth promised to punish anyone who voted it. and 67 republicans voted it down.
or sharon ankle or christine o'donnell. republican extremism in the republican process has allowed harry reid to remain majority leader of the u.s. senate. forget about being the conservative party or moderate party as nicolle wallace says, we've got to quit being the stupid party and do what william f. buckley told us to do 30, 40 years ago, that is play to win. you know, find the middle of the electorate and be conservative, but understand what the reality is in the middle of that electorate. and find the most conservative candidate that can win. we haven't done that for a very long time, and i can tell you this, we need to start doing this again right now. another great example, chuck hagel, republicans are against him, a republican. you look at the latest polls that have come out on hagel, americans support him by a 2 to 1 margin. with polls that just came out. it's one more example of how this party is taking such a narrow extreme view on so many issues that we can't see the forest for the trees. we can't make the arguments we need to make, which is that we need to balance the budge
a sharon engel, christine o'donnell situation. >> and we've seen still, democratic party still has some strength left in a place like kentucky and west virginia and it's usually based in this, the divide over business, isn't it? >> and the biggest thing that we see is this sort of democratic party being to the local region trickling down ballot. now, it's not just presidential candidates, but it's this senate seat or local races in the kentucky state house and senate. >> and a democratic governor of -- and kentucky. >> and a democrat in west virginia and kentucky, a successful one, does not look anything like a democrat. he literally shot a bullet through the heart of the cap and trade legislation that the democratic house of representatives passed. >> not surprising seeing this trend and yet at the same time, when you dig deeper, idea logically, do coal voters fit? >>> up next, president obama holding his last press conference of his first term. he's going to start by talking about the debt limit. but first, the white house soup of the day. it's monday. it's rainy. i would suggest they
, richard murdoch, christine o'donnell and sharon eng gl, voted for what they saw as ideological purity instead of primary candidates who could win in november. >> if you look at the writings of william f. buckley, what did buckley say? vote for the conservative. the most conservative candidate that has a chance of winning. ba because extremists have taken over the party process in some states, you've had people like murdoch, akin, sharon angle, christine o'donnell. if they listened to william f. buckley they'd control the senate. >> don't you think he would be endorsing ting chuck hagel righ? here is a republican -- >> yes. at the end of his life, william f. buckley said near conservatives were not actually conservatives. their beliefs had no basis in reality. >> this is a great example for the republican party to rally around a moderate republican who will help us redefine foreign policy and get away from the neo cons who are never held accountable for all the mistakes around the war in iraq and afghanistan. neve never. >> you know, harold buckley, william f. buckley asked about the i
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